the shovel

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Shovel - Free Online Picture Dictionary

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  • Most Shovels are hand tools consisting of a broad blade fixed to a medium-length handle.
  • Shovel blades are usually made of sheet steel or hard plastics and are very strong.
  • The handles are usually riveted in place.
  • These designs can all be easily mass-produced.
  • The term shovel also applies to larger excavating machines called power shovels, which serve the same purpose—digging, lifting, and moving material.
  • Modern power Shovels descend from steam shovels.
  • Loaders and excavators perform similar work, etically speaking, but are not classified as Shovels emically.